Matthew was born and raised in Iowa but traveled a lot with his family to explore many different types of people and cultures.
He attended Kirkwood for 2 years emphasizing on small business management and communication and received a diploma for Auto Body Specialist.
He worked two jobs while attending college, telemarketing for MCI and as a hardware specialist at Thiesens, where he learned how to multi-task quickly and prioritize his time efficiently with attention to detail.
Prior to joining at MidAmerican Aerospace in early 2013, Matthew ran his own business for seven years customizing vehicles, which includes custom builds from dismantling, fabricating and rebuilding anything from frame up restorations to rebuilding engines. Prior to that he was Quality Control for Sign Productions for 3 years. Finding a liking, he has taken an interest in APU, Landing Gear and Thrust Reversers.
The hands on, can do attitude Matthew brings to the work atmosphere unites and brings people together to move forward.
Hobbies include all sports, snowboarding, surfing, wake boarding, mountain climbing, mountain biking, traveling, pool, and long walks on the beach.